41   Orie Lemon
Orie Lemon

Houston, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 243


A converted high school quarterback who had a breakout season in 2008 ... Completed his first season as a starter at middle linebacker with 90 tackles to rank second on the team and No. 18 in the Big 12 in that category ... His development was one of the top storylines for the Cowboys in 2008 ... Suffered a season ending injury just days before the season opener and sat out 2009 ... Returned healthy in the spring of 2010 and will be the anchor of the Cowboy defense ... Another Cowboy that has cleared 410 pounds with the bench press.

2009: Redshirt.

2008 (Junior): Recorded 90 tackles to finish second on the team in that category ... Was third on the team with 54 solo tackles and third with eight pass break-ups ... Started all 13 games in the middle of the Cowboy defense ...Tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles and tied for second on the team with two fumble recoveries ... Reached double figures in tackles three times with 10 at Colorado, and at Washington State ... Had a season-high 12 tackles at Missouri, where he also had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage, a pass break-up and blocked a field goal attempt ... Registered eight tackles against OU and Texas and seven against Texas A&M and Iowa State ... Against the Cyclones he also had a tackle for a three-yard loss and a pass break-up ... Had six stops at Texas Tech and recovered a fumble ...Had a tackle for a loss and a pass break-up in the season opener at Washington State ... Recovered a fumble and broke up two passes against Houston ... Forced a fumble against Missouri State ... Broke up a pass vs. Troy and Texas A&M ... Against Texas, his tackle total was supplemented by a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry ... Credited with six tackles, a pass break-up, and a tackle behind the line of scrimmage against Oregon.

2007 (Sophomore): Played in five games and was credited with three tackles.

2006 (Freshman): Saw action in seven games as a true freshman ... Ended the season with three tackles and an interception ... Returned the pick (against Florida Atlantic) 73 yards for the 13th longest INT return in OSU history and the longest by a Cowboy since 2001.

High School: Was ranked as one of the top 60 overall prospects in the state of Texas ... As a quarterback, he passed for 1,214 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season while rushing for 600 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Guided Yates High School through a playoff run ... Prep honors were many and included Southwest Top 100 Player, Associated Press Texas Class 4A all-state, district MVP and Dallas Morning News Top 100 ... Recruited by Arkansas, Houston, Tennessee, LSU and USC.

Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1987 ... Son of Oscar Maxie and Mary Smallwood ... Has four brothers and three sisters ... Education major.

Lemon's Career Stats
2006	7	2-1-3	0.0	0.0	1	0	0	0	0	0
2007	5	2-1-3	0.0	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0
2008	13	54-36-90	4.0	0.0	0	8	2	2	2	1
Career	25	58-38-96	4.0	0.0	1	8	2	2	2	1
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